Boston (ChatterShmatter) – Newly elected President Barack Obama is set to hold a forum today to push health care reform.
To start things off this week, President Barack Obama announced his new health secretary, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
“If we want to create jobs and rebuild our economy, then we must address the crushing cost of healthcare this year, in this administration,” Obama said.
“Making investments in reform now, investments that will dramatically lower costs, won’t add to our budget deficits in the long-term — rather, it is one of the best ways to reduce them,” he said.
Marked as a big day for the President Obama, he will be meeting with many from the health care industry, including doctors, patients and health insurance companies.
With over 48 million uninsured people in the United States, the idea of the meeting is to hear and propose ideas in order to fix the health care issue in the U.S.
With $2.5 trillion spent on health care annually, Obama believes that health care can be structured in a way so that more people have access to health insurance.